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Discover Denver Tours: Career Opportunities



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Tour Guide 

Discover Denver Tours (DDT) conducts interviews for new local tour guides to join the Discover Denver Tours team throughout the year on an as-needed basis.

Part-Time Denver Tour Guide Position Description

Part-Time Job Opportunity - 1-4 days per week (about 3-12 hours/week)


Job Title: Discover Denver Tours Tour Guide


Deadline: ongoing, rolling applications accepted


Company Description: Discover Denver Tours is a passionate, customer-focused, local walking tour company which launched services in April 2023.  This is a long-term, part-time, contract position.


Job Summary:

If you think that you have the knowledge, the skills, and the passion to lead visitors on meaningful and fun excursions through the streets and structures of downtown Denver and make them fall in love with this city as much as you are, we want to meet you!


We currently do not have any full-time positions, and all of our guides are independent contractors who are able to lead tours 1-4 days each week (about 2-3 hours a day, including commuting time)  Tour guides lead their choice of a variety of tours: history, ghost, art, holiday light and graffiti tours that start as early as 10 a.m. and as late as 8 p.m. (ghost tours only).


We are looking for team members who meet most of the following criteria:

  • Knowledgeable about the city's culture and history (full paid training with tour talking points provided)

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Previous group management experience

  • Passion for either leading tours or working with groups of people of all ages

  • Performance experience (stage, screen, music, improv, comedy, etc.)

  • Teaching experience

  • Tourism or travel industry experience

  • Madly in love with Denver

  • Fun-loving, friendly personality

  • Availability to lead bus tours 1-4 days per week

  • Comfortable driving a 14-passenger shuttle bus while sharing stories with guests (no CDL required)


The Tour Guide’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting tours in downtown Denver. Our most popular tour is our Discover Denver Tour. The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours.

  • Share historically accurate information/stories (from provided talking points) in an entertaining, lively and engaging manner.  Stories may include Denver “firsts,” conmen, ghosts, grand and other “less savory” pieces, moments, and events of Denver history that will keep customers entertained and intrigued.

  • Do observational research by taking part in other Discover Denver Tour guides' tours in order to gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of a tour guide and attributes of an amazing tour guide.  

  • Attend debriefing meetings and/or participate in conference calls with owners, as needed.

  • Follow an established paid training and paid professional development work plan for a 2-4 week period of time.

  • Begin hosting tours within one month of hire.

  • Take photos of every  tour group which must include all clients and posting photo to DDT Facebook page within 24 hours of tour.

  • Posting guest numbers to tracking sheet within 24 hours of tour.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and be able to project voice so that a large group of people can clearly hear at all times

  • Ability to complete work by established deadlines

  • Able to lead tours at least one day or evening a week and be available for occasional night and weekend conference calls and meetings, as needed

  • Superb group management skills

  • Dedication to outstanding customer service

  • Excellent speaking skills, with an ability to relay information to groups in a fun, unique way

  • Knowledge of Denver history, architecture, and key downtown Denver tourist destinations is preferred

  • Task oriented and highly motivated

  • Reliable and timely

  • High integrity and confidence

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member

  • Exceptional personality

  • Must be able to memorize talking points and relay them in an entertaining manner

  • Ability to sit/drive for 2+ hours, work safely, and drive safely through downtown Denver



  • High School graduate or equivalent is required

  • Access to internet and computer

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Facebook, and Google Drive for document sharing/collaboration

  • Interest and/or knowledge of Denver history is preferred

  • Prior performance, teaching, or group leadership experience is preferred


DWT Pay & Benefits:

  • This is a long-term contractor position.

  • Paid training and professional development - $12/hour.

  • Tour guide pay for all tours - $50 base pay + tips for our 1-1.5 hour tours ($60 + tips for 3-5 guests, $70 + tips for 6-12 guests, an additional $5 for every guest over 12 guests). $35-$50+ for our one hour tours plus tips.  

  • No benefits are available to contractors.


To Apply:

  • Please email a resume and, in place of a cover letter, please also email your best responses to the application questions HERE to DDT, attention Jill Collins, at

  • Confirmation of receipt of your application package will be emailed to you.

  • We encourage you to research our website and social media pages to learn more about our company and prepare for your interview, if you are selected as a top candidate. 


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The DWT Team


Working with Jill and Matt is a small team of local guides. Professional, charismatic, and dynamic – we couldn't be happier with the job they do. Local guides are a mix of professionals - tour guides, comedians, actors, history buffs, teachers, storytellers, and world travelers. With the DWT team you get energy, enthusiasm, wit and wisdom!  We're also great at giving local recommendations to the city we love- restaurants, shows, sites, attractions - we've got you covered!


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Interested in interning? 

We have Tour Guide Internship and Marketing & Communications Internship opportunities available.


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